Just wanted to send out a follow up to my previous email this weekend regarding the Halloween party that occurred at the building on Saturday night. I completely understand that we are all going to have active social lives, and heck, I even encourage that. This is an awesome city with certainly more then enough to celebrate. Let your hair down, I'm not one to judge.
Unfortunately though, since this is not the first time I have gotten complaints of this nature, I just want to make sure we are all on the page, and to provide some courtesy tips in case you are planning a party where you are expecting a large amount of people to attend here at our building:
- A week before the event, print out fliers for your neighbors informing us all of your plans. Sometimes if we have a heads up many of us can make alternate plans that night to avoid the noise and disruption here. Also, include your phone number, or ways to contact you in case the situation gets out of control. And if you want, let them know they are invited up for a drink!
- Keep an eye on your guests. This is not a statement of your judge of character, its just that when you invite someone into our building, you are essentially inviting them into our homes as well. Please keep your neighbors safety in mind. It can be a bit scary for some of us to have so many strangers in the building, try and keep your guests from wandering around.
- The next morning, wake up a bit early and do a quick look around the lobby, entrance and hallway for fallen soldiers and party favors. It adds insult to injury when you are kept up all night with noise, only to see the battlefeild of garbage and trash first thing in the morning when you wake up. It might also be nice to knock on your immediate neighbors door and offer them coffee or a muffin. Remember, they had a late night too.
The special thing we have here on Washington St. is the serenity. This is a very nice neighborhood, and the peace and quiet is what makes us call this building home. Please be respectful of that.
As always, if you have any questions, concerns, complaints or issues, please feel free to drop by unit #4 anytime.
- Jake and Tilly